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  1. Standard member bill718
    Enigma
    26 Jan '13 21:50
    I'm no fan of Putin. I think he's a power hungry jerk. That said, he makes some valid points here. The west had been so eager to see middle east dictators removed from power, they've given little thought to who replaces them. Just because you topple a dictator, does not automatically mean the next leader will be any better.

    http://news.yahoo.com/russias-vladimir-putin-says-west-fomenting-jihadi-blowback-173800021.html
  2. 28 Jan '13 01:44
    Originally posted by bill718
    I'm no fan of Putin. I think he's a power hungry jerk. That said, he makes some valid points here. The west had been so eager to see middle east dictators removed from power, they've given little thought to who replaces them. Just because you topple a dictator, does not automatically mean the next leader will be any better.

    http://news.yahoo.com/russias-vladimir-putin-says-west-fomenting-jihadi-blowback-173800021.html
    Most americans feel the same way. Why look to Russia for their wisdom?
  3. Standard member spruce112358
    Democracy Advocate
    28 Jan '13 02:34
    Originally posted by bill718
    I'm no fan of Putin. I think he's a power hungry jerk. That said, he makes some valid points here. The west had been so eager to see middle east dictators removed from power, they've given little thought to who replaces them. Just because you topple a dictator, does not automatically mean the next leader will be any better.

    http://news.yahoo.com/russias-vladimir-putin-says-west-fomenting-jihadi-blowback-173800021.html
    Dictators should be replaced with chaotic democratic systems replete with squabbles and infighting.

    This includes Putin.